Daylight savings’ time. In spring, I “lose” one clock hour. In fall, I “regain” that hour. It’s not the same hour, but in a year, 60 minutes becomes timeless. It all comes out in the watch.
Mindfully, I sometimes live in a state of daylight savings’ time. My pendulum thoughts swing between past and present. Recalling previous hours. Anticipating future hours.
With one stopwatch statement and question, James 4:13-14 challenges, “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life?”
Be mindful. Enjoy the moment. Live in the present. Yeah, yeah, yeah. To me, these cliches have become noisy gongs instead of once-welcomed chimes. I’ve heard these mindful messages so often that they ring as buzz words in my heart. They offer truth and I benefit from living their full value.
During this weekend of daylight savings, I pledge to consider these timeless questions:
*If I could fall back to one hour of my life, what would I relive?
*What would I change from that hour?
*If I could jump ahead one hour, what would I want to (or feel the need to) know?
*How would knowing in advance change the way I live this hour?
I’m unable to relive the past. I cannot outlive the future. I can stop time in its tracks when I am mindful and live in the moment.
I contemplate James’ message, “What is my life?” What am I doing to present myself in real time?
Now ticking from the lily pad of life on the FROG Blog,
“Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even now what will happen tomorrow…” (James 4:13-14).